Chronic Back Pain — Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Back pain can prevent you from going on about your normal routine. It can interfere with your personal and professional life. While some causes of back pain may be unknown, here is a look at some of the common reasons for back injuries and pain and how modern pain medicine can treat it.

Causes of Back Pain

There can be several different causes for back pain. Back pain can be due to genetic diseases, accidents at work or even sports injuries. While you may not be able to completely eliminate the cause of the back injury, there are many options for treating this pain.

Back pain can also be the result of poor posture and misalignment in the spine, slipped or herniated disks, atrophy of muscles, or spinal conditions, such as scoliosis and spinal arthritis.

Overweight individuals place too much pressure on their lower back, which can cause both short and long-term back related pain.

Treatments for Back Pain

Invasive Methods

Back surgery was earlier the only effective option to treat back pain. It involved open, invasive surgery to realign the spine, putting a slipped disk back into place etc. These surgeries involve large incisions, hospitalization, long recovery and rehabilitation.

Before opting for invasive back surgery, it is a good idea to consult a pain specialist who can help you understand minimally invasive and conservative treatment options that are highly effective and do not involve potentially risky surgery.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Non- and Minimally invasive pain treatments can also provide lasting relief from back pain. This includes –

4 Physical therapy

4 Steroid injections

4 Nerve Blocks

4 Radiofrequency ablation

4 Intrathecal Pump implants

4 Spinal Cord Stimulator Treatment

4 Joint Injections

4 Trigger Point Injections

4 Stem Cell and PRP Therapy

Preventative Methods

Prevention is better than cure. You can prevent several back related problems and pain if you followed a few precautions and took care of your bone health.

As stated earlier, poor posture and being overweight are two major contributors to back pain. Simply changing how you sit at a desk, stretching in between long periods of sitting, wearing properly designed shoes, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle can go a long way in preventing pain.

If you are tired of taking pain pills and the pain makes you struggle through the day, check out Lone Star Pain Medicine in Texas, where the best pain doctors will diagnose, and treat your stubborn, chronic with minimally invasive, cutting-edge treatments.

To learn more about back, neck and shoulder pain treatment in Texas, call Lone Star Pain Medicine at 888–599–4901. The doctors at Lone Star offer you significant alleviation of pain and help you to live a better life.